Three Good Things: Trees, Festivals, Skippyjon Jones


1. Seeing Trees.

It isn’t very often that you see a good book trailer (by nature they seem counter-intuitive), but this trailer for Seeing Trees is actually visually arresting and informative. Out today, Seeing Trees: Discover the Extraordinary Secrets of Ordinary Trees is “a gorgeous journey into the life cycle of trees.” If you like trees, come in and check out the book. 


2. The Customer Knows Best. 

At the Edinburgh International Book Festival, someone had an ingenious idea: don't ask the publishers what they're pushing, ask the readers what they're buying. Click here to watch the video series from the festival and, next time you visit Diesel, let us know what you're reading!


3. A Cat Who Thinks He's A Chihuahua. 

After having great success with the piñata giveaway in our Brentwood store, the Oakland store is hosting a raffle for the Skippyjon Jones piñata that’s been hanging behind the counter, watching over the store. Raffle tickets are free to anyone who purchases a Skippyjon Jones book before September 15th. On The 15th we’ll have a drawing and one lucky winner will take Skippy home, where he or she will treasure him forever and not hit him with any sort of bat or stick for any reason.